Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
As was already suggested, the warm water method is what I've always used. I fill the bath tub with warm water, submerge my boots for a while, then empty out the excess water and put them on.
They will squish as you walk for a short while but eventually the water will squeegee out and you won't notice the wet boots. Be sure to have on the heaviest pair of sox that you will use.
At the end of the day, I stuff them with newspapers and leave them alone for a day or so then use regular leather conditioner on them (I prefer Black Rock).
Works every time but with one pair of heavy boots, I had to do it twice. It has never damaged a pair of my boots and I've done that method on some expensive Western boots (in the $600 range).
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